Fact, in partnership with Amaze, presents the next Roy Stringer event with Martha Lane Fox, 1 November in Liverpool.

FACT, in partnership with Amaze, presents the next Roy Stringer event with respected entrepreneur and UK Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox at 4pm, 1 November at FACT. Entry to the event is free if you register here.

Lane Fox joins a panel of guests including: Professor Andy Miah, community engagement expert Patrick Fox (FACT/Arena Housing), Director of Strategy at Aurora Media John Eagan, Managing Partner at Amaze Natalie Gross, and Google’s Peter Barron. The panel will discuss how inspiring digital content can help encourage the 100,000 people in Liverpool (25% of the population) who have never been on the Internet to take their first steps online, and the role cultural and creative industries can play in introducing off liners to the amazing digital content on offer.

The debate will be chaired by Herb Kim, CEO of Codeworks and founder of the Thinking Digital Conference.

Martha Lane Fox is the UK Digital Champion and heads up the Race Online 2012 campaign which aims to get the 8.3 million UK residents who have never used the Internet online. An inspirational figure known for her public sector and charity work, she came to prominence after setting up lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998. Lane Fox is also a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer, Channel 4 and mydeco.com.

Liverpool is in the process of recruiting of 5,000 Liverpool digital champions - local people who are willing to support their friends, neighbours and colleagues to go online for the first time and benefit from all the advantages that can bring.

Mike Stubbs, FACT Director/CEO said:
"It’s an honour and a pleasure to have Martha with us for the fourth annual Roy Stringer event. As a passionate advocate of digital technology, Martha is someone we at FACT admire very much. I am looking forward to a lively debate about the role all of us, including the cultural sector, can play in ensuring that we open up the doors to the digital world."

Martha Lane Fox said:
"It’s great to be taking part in the discussion on how the cultural and creative community could encourage the 100,000 Liverpudlians who have never been online to take their first steps, by introducing them to inspirational digital content through the Give an Hour campaign."

Natalie Gross, Managing Partner at Amaze, says:
"Amaze is delighted to partner with FACT for this year’s Roy Stringer event – Roy was a true digital visionary, who Amaze is immensely proud to be connected with. His passion for digital innovation remains a key part of the Amaze brand."